The movie

Baghdad Messi (English Subtitles)

In war-torn Iraq, a ten-year-old boy with a crippling injury has an unquenchable passion for football.

Length: 84 min
Country: Belgium
Language spoken: Arabic, English
Language subtitles: English
Cast: Atheer Adel, Zahraa Ghandour, Hussein Hassan Ali
Director: Salim Omar Kalifa
Release date: 03/08/2023


Baghdad, 2009. Ten-year-old Hamoudi lives for football. During a match with friends, his village is attacked. The boy loses a leg, and his dream of becoming a professional player. Despite the guilt felt by his parents, and his inability to play, Hamoudi tries to keep his passion for football alive in this war-torn country.